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MacUpdate Spring 2010 Bundle - includes Parallels 5.0 - $49.99 £33.00

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Latest in the MacUpdate bundles. Can't comment on how good most of the apps are, but Parallels 5.0 retails (on Amazon at least) for over £50, so looks to be worth it for that alone. Price works out at… Read More
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Latest in the MacUpdate bundles. Can't comment on how good most of the apps are, but Parallels 5.0 retails (on Amazon at least) for over £50, so looks to be worth it for that alone. Price works out at about £33.00, dunno if there will be sales tax on top of that. Digital delivery though, so no P&P

Package includes :-

Hyperspaces
WebSnapper
Hydra
Spellcatcher X
Parallels 5
Timeline 3D
back-In-time
Forever Save
MacDVDRipper Pro
MacScan

Bought a previous bundle, had no issues at all, so will probably go for this too.
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#1
I really don't understand how this can be voted cold without even any comments (it's currently on -17). Parallels alone is $49.99 for the upgrade ($79.99 for the full product). Hot from me, and a big thanks for the pointer - I never remember to check for these bundles from macupdate.

If anyone is going to vote cold then please post your reason - I'm not adverse to getting these cheaper if you know of a better option.
#2
Very good deal if you need Parallels..
#3
WTF! Who's voting this cold? That's a great deal.
Hint to idiots - if you don't want it, don't vote...
#4
Worth it for Parallels, ignore the cold voters they're just jealous/idiots. Another example why I ignore the hot tab and just browse for new deals. The voting system on HuKD is a joke and only accidentally provides any indication of deals which are good value as opposed to being dirt cheap.
#5
I already have VMware Fusion. It might not be quite as fast, but it's more stable than Parallels. As I have to run a Windows VM simply for Outlook (as Entourage which comes with MS Office for Mac is s**t) I want it to be as painless as possible.
Otherwise, it looks like a great deal - voted hot.

Thanks
#6
great find...almost bought this for £58 on Amazon.....thanks...ignore the moron cold voters ...this place is full of them.......:w00t:
1 Like #7
doublecuffs
I already have VMware Fusion. It might not be quite as fast, but it's more stable than Parallels. As I have to run a Windows VM simply for Outlook (as Entourage which comes with MS Office for Mac is s**t) I want it to be as painless as possible.
Otherwise, it looks like a great deal - voted hot.

Thanks


If all you want to do is run the MS Office Windows versions, then I think Codeweavers CrossOver is leaner than either VMware or Parallels and worth considering as you won't need to fork out for a Windows licence. I snaffled a copy last year when Codeweavers were giving an annual licence for free and this runs Visio, which is all I need for the moment.
You won't be running the Office 2010 versions on it yet, though, so it depends how up to date you need to be.

Either way, this is a better set of apps than the recent Macheist bundle and poses the question: Is Parallels due for an update, soon? It tends to get bundled just before the release of a new version.
#8
picked this up last night - good deal. Looking forward to playing with that timeline app.
#9
This is an excellent deal! Some great apps there.
#10
I'm looking at this at the moment but the only thing that I'm not sure about is the FAQ states that parallels is US English only.

Does anyone know if this will cause an issue on a British MacBook Pro?
#11
I use Sun's VirtualBox to run windows apps on the mac... for FREE

[url]www.virtualbox.org[/url]

As well as full screen mode, it also offers "seemless mode" which makes windows apps have their own OS X windows.

Mainly use it for Outlook Web Access (needs IE to be fully functional) and Notepad++
#12
heat added, cheers fella
#13
Heat added, great deal, go well with my new 27" iMac that turned up yesterday :)
#14
Lakes_Puma
I'm looking at this at the moment but the only thing that I'm not sure about is the FAQ states that parallels is US English only.

Does anyone know if this will cause an issue on a British MacBook Pro?


Are you for real?
Voted hot - prefer Fusion myself, but Parallels is a good product.
banned#15
i need Parallels badly! is this site safe?
#16
Definitely worth it for Parallels 5. I used to use Fusion, but I switched to Parallels after seeing how much nippier it was on my mate's Mac.

HOT
#17
Scorching! Just bought it for Parallels alone, other software is a bonus.
#18
i got parallels 4 last year or the year before iirc from another bundle. i dont realyl have a need for it but its nice to have just in case
#19
LOL_is_stupid
Are you for real?
Voted hot - prefer Fusion myself, but Parallels is a good product.


Please explain?

Yes I am for real, I work in IT and incompatibilities with date formats and currency formats are 'for real' so my question still stands.

for all I know it may mean that you can only install a US regionalised version of Windows?
#20
Bought soooo many of these bargain bundles - and this one is whispering my name - I must be a sucker for cheap decent software - currently have 300 applications in my Apps folder - far too many but I don't care, do you hear me I don't care
#21
Lakes_Puma
Please explain?

Yes I am for real, I work in IT and incompatibilities with date formats and currency formats are 'for real' so my question still stands.

for all I know it may mean that you can only install a US regionalised version of Windows?


Yes it will work perfectly, if your OS can't find the British English language .plist file it will revert to US English.

99.9% of the Applications on your mac will be US English not British English anyway as people rarely localise, or should that be localize ;) to British English.

As far as the version of Windows is concerned, the localisation only applies to the stuff in the actual GUI of the application, not in the virtual machine which is basically a blank canvas which is agnostic of virtualisation, which happens on a much higher software level.

In short: you will be fine.
#22
felixseo
i need Parallels badly! is this site safe?



Macupdate has been a respected site in the mac community for as long as I can remember, so I should imagine so.
#23
HOTHOTHOT. Never use Parallels myself, but used VMWare and it was very slow when booting from XP. Will give this a try... Apple Store has Parallels alone for £50 Academic.
banned#24
thanks, a great find
#25
I'll echo what others say and say this is a great deal for Parallels alone. I've been using this for years without any problems or crashes. A great way to run a PC on your Mac (if you really have to - unfortunately I'm a web developer so I have to test on the dreaded PC platform)
#26
Good deal!
Tempted to try Parallels and have used MacScan in the past - a good mix of apps.
The recent MacHeist nanoBundle 2 was a great deal aswell so worth keeping an eye out for the next one...
#27
Im my experience Parallels integrates so much better than using VMWare. I will have a look at Codeweavers Crossover as well which spraint (rep added) mentioned earlier, looks very interesting. Here's a link to it >

http://www.codeweavers.com/
#28
guitar_king
Yes it will work perfectly, if your OS can't find the British English language .plist file it will revert to US English.

99.9% of the Applications on your mac will be US English not British English anyway as people rarely localise, or should that be localize ;) to British English.

As far as the version of Windows is concerned, the localisation only applies to the stuff in the actual GUI of the application, not in the virtual machine which is basically a blank canvas which is agnostic of virtualisation, which happens on a much higher software level.

In short: you will be fine.


Thank you for your useful and educated response.
1 Like #29
Lakes_Puma
Please explain?

Yes I am for real, I work in IT and incompatibilities with date formats and currency formats are 'for real' so my question still stands.

for all I know it may mean that you can only install a US regionalised version of Windows?


Hold on, you work in IT and you're asking a question like this? Have a word with yourself.
Have you never installed any software before where the only option is "English (US)" or "US English" ?

Lecture over, you can go back to the Helpdesk now.
#30
LOL_is_stupid
Hold on, you work in IT and you're asking a question like this? Have a word with yourself.
Have you never installed any software before where the only option is "English (US)" or "US English" ?

Lecture over, you can go back to the Helpdesk now.


Yes, I have also installed enterprise software like IBM Websphere Application Server where if you install the wrong regional module you can break to server, but I bow to your superior intellect.
#31
Lakes_Puma
Yes, I have also installed enterprise software like IBM Websphere Application Server where if you install the wrong regional module you can break to server, but I bow to your superior intellect.


Websphere on AIX or Windows?
#32
LOL_is_stupid
Websphere on AIX or Windows?


Windows, but I imagine it's more stable on AIX. :thumbsup:
#33
Lakes_Puma
Windows, but I imagine it's more stable on AIX. :thumbsup:


Yeah I imagine so, considering AIX is based on Unix System V first released in 1983, and of course Unix goes back to the beginning of the Internet some 40+ years ago. I'm still amazed when I see Sketchpad and Grail from the 1960s. Just makes you think what they are up to in labs across the world at the moment which will be commonplace in 40 years time. Completely off topic but I'm sure some people (geeks) will appreciate the technology from the 1960s >

Graphics tablet input, with handwriting recognition from 1968 and well just have a look :) >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhVQ1UG6aM

Sketchpad from 1962 >
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=495nCzxM9PI&feature=related


Anyway history lesson over, this deal is worth it just for Parallels :)
#34
I am planning to buy a Macbook soon, just waiting for the new models to come out. How would this work? As I don't have my macbook yet, can I purchase this and save all the softwares on my pc or something?
#35
Deal Searcher
I am planning to buy a Macbook soon, just waiting for the new models to come out. How would this work? As I don't have my macbook yet, can I purchase this and save all the softwares on my pc or something?


Yep, you'll just get a link to download the software. I'd imagine you'll also be able to re-download it when you get your Mac.
#36
greencode
Yep, you'll just get a link to download the software. I'd imagine you'll also be able to re-download it when you get your Mac.


Is there anything else out there, which is better than Parallels?
#37
Deal Searcher
Is there anything else out there, which is better than Parallels?


Dunno about better, but alternatives are:

VMware Fusion

Virtualbox

Codeweavers CrossOver

Each has its pros and cons. Just google for reviews and limitations of each.
#38
Deal Searcher
Is there anything else out there, which is better than Parallels?


To be honest I've been really pleased with Parallels from day one so I've never tried anything else (perhaps I should). With the effective price of around £33 for Parallels with other bits of software included in this deal then I'd say there's nothing else better out there for this kinda money.
#39
Parallels 5 is way better than Vmware.. Much faster on W7.
#40
So will I need to buy a copy of XP/W7, regardless of which software I use (Parallels/CrossOver)? Then I can do anything which I can do with a standard windows PC, within a Macbook?

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